A tie or lace? After trying on numerous treasures from New York’s second-hand stores, and extravagant fashion accessories, Karola Gramann decides on a traditional dinner jacket with cummerbund and bow tie. We then see her posing & vogueing to Bryan Ferry’s “These Foolish Things”. These shorts are an early gender bend that evoke Kenneth Anger’s biker etude Scorpio Rising (1963) and even anticipate the Madonna phenomenon.
Christine Noll Brinckmann
Federal Republic of Germany 1979/1980
15’ · Colour · 16 mm
Film print: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin